Ahmedabad University Enters Into Academic Collaboration With University of California San Diego

Amrut Mody School of Management & Rady School of Management to work closely on academic research, teaching and capacity development programmes.

AHMEDABAD, India, April 19, 2018  :   Ahmedabad  University’s Amrut Mody School of Management has signed a broad-ranging Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, to promote academic cooperation. The strategic association between the two universities is intended to promote close cooperation across various areas in joint R&D and educational capacity building. Specific areas for cooperation envisaged in the medium term includes domain specialized executive education programs, exchange of faculty, research scholars and students under various mobility programmes, as well as jointly conducting academic research projects. This MOU between Ahmedabad University and University of California San Diego will also pave the way for seamless exchange of technological and scientific information including publications, teaching materials, data and library resources. The two universities will also cooperate to jointly organize lectures, symposia, international conferences and developmental workshops.

The MOU was signed by Professor Bibek Banerjee and Professor Robert S. Sullivan, at the University of California San Diego campus. Sharing details about the collaboration, Professor Banerjee, Senior Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Planning at the Ahmedabad University, said on the occasion, “The two universities have great congruence in their respective vision on how they wish to contribute to society. We at Ahmedabad University are delighted to partner with UCSD’s phenomenal intellectual depth in promoting high quality education and interdisciplinary research.”

Sharing his views on the partnership with Ahmedabad University, Professor Robert S. Sullivan, Dean of Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego, said, “We are happy to partner with Ahmedabad University’s Amrut Mody School of Management to promote our combined intellectual agenda. UCSD’s Rady School of Management has distinguished itself as a pioneer in newer models of business education. The school’s concentration in innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration has led to its rapid rise in international rankings – backed by outstanding achievements of its students, faculty and alumni. Together, with Ahmedabad University, we aim to enhance our reach within India and strengthen our academic aspirations.”

Professor Banerjee also added, “Ahmedabad University aspires to offer global exposure to its students and faculty through collaborations with leading and top-ranking international universities. Our partners, some of the most well respected innovative in their fields of specialisation, are assisting us in developing distinctive strengths within our local context to meet the challenges of a globalising India. UCSD is a stellar addition to that distinguished community of strategic partners.”

About Ahmedabad University :

Ahmedabad University is a private, non-profit university dedicated to rigorous academic pursuit with a focus on building enquiry as a value through interdisciplinary learning. The institution has a unique mind-set to develop cultural and entrepreneurial sensitivity in our graduates. Established in 2009 by the Ahmedabad Education Society, Ahmedabad University is located in one of India’s most vibrant cities which has recently been elected as UNESCO’s Heritage City.

About University of California San Diego :

The University of California San Diego is a public research university located in the La Jolla neighbourhood of San Diego, California, near the coast of the Pacific Ocean in the United States of America. Established in 1960 near the pre-existing Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 28,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students.

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